I am a happy user of Git on Win7 (64b) for years. 

I understand how this mishap with the install made you feel. In early times 
I felt similarly, but then I found that GitExtensions project, on average, 
provides a much more complete and reliable experience. 

http://code.google.com/p/gitextensions/downloads/list 

Try the "complete" package.

Daniel.

On Friday, September 7, 2012 2:22:05 PM UTC-7, jak wrote:
>
> I downloaded and installed 1.7.11 from  http://git-scm.com/download/win last 
> week. (actually I've done it twice).
>
> I'm having several problems that seems like my install is missing 
> something.
>
> 1) missing man executable. When I type git help add  for instance, I get:
>
>    $ git help add
>    warning: failed to exec 'man': No such file or directory
>    fatal: no man viewer handled the request
>
>
> when I look in the bin directory, no man command. 
>
>
> 2) to work around this, I did git config --global help.format web  and set 
> my help.browser too, but I get the same
>     error as above when I do git help, Here is my config output:
>
> $ git config help.format
> web
>
>  
>     However, if I do git help -w add, the help page comes up in my browser 
> as expected.
>     How come my default setting is not working?
>
> 3) (worst problem) - I cannot get pull to work from my repository on 
> github (I am able to push). When I do
>    "git pull",     I get a popup window:
> git.exe- System Error.
>
> The program can't start because libiconv-2.dll is missing from your 
> computer.
> Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
>
> but when I go to Git's bin directory the dll is there:
> $ ls -l libi*
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 jak      Administ  1241889 Sep  2 17:02 libiconv-2.dll
> -rwxr-xr-x    1 jak      Administ   978432 Sep  2 17:02 libiconv2.dll
>
> Pretty frustrating.  Any help would be greatly appreciated
> jim
>

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